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16 Jan 2008

underactive thyroid, what diet can I use
I have an underactive thyroid which is making me gain weight, I retain water also and feel bloated all the time...I am on euthyrox 1/2 25 gram in the morning.. it been 6 months now and I just cant seen to loose weight, I can pick up 2 kg's overnight. Can you give me some advice or a special diet that will help me.

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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Clowe
I would recommend that you discuss your thyroid hormone supplementation with the prescribing dr because the dose may have to be adjusted. Also ask the dr about the use of a mild diuretic to alleviate the water retention. To lose weight you need to basically change your lifestyle. Reduce your energy intake by eating an energy-reduced, low-fat, high-fibre diet (click on 'Diet' at the top of this page, 'Weight loss', ‘Balanced diet' and then on 'Slimming Diet' for a copy of such a diet), and increasing your energy output by doing regular exercise (running, jogging, skipping, cycling, swimming, join a gym or Walk for Life).
Best regards
DietDoc
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